Sign Language Interpreters Council

The Sign Language Interpreters Council works with the Department of Safety and Professional Services as outlined in Wis. Stat. § 440.032.

Contact: Debra Sybell, Executive Director


The Sign Language Interpreters Council consists of the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services or their designee, and 8 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by Senate to serve 3-year terms. 5 members are deaf or hard of hearing individuals, 2 interpreters licensed under Wis. Stat. § 440.032, and 1 member who is not deaf or hard of hearing and who has obtained, or represents an entity that has obtained, sign language interpreter services for another who is deaf or hard of hearing.

MemberOfficerMember TypeTerm Expiration
Garay, Suzette​Chairperson​Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member7/1/2014*
​Mankowski, Joel​Vice Chairperson​Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member​7/1/2014*
Jaramillo, Carlos​SecretaryInterpreter Services Member​7/1/2014*
​Jordan-Peters, Faye​Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member​7/1/2014*
​VacantDSPS Secretary or Designee
​Vacant​Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member
Vacant​Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member
​VacantDeaf/Hard of Hearing Member
Vacant​Interpreter Member
​Interpreter Member

*Council members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until their successor is appointed by the Governor.


Guidance for Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Licensed Educational Interpreters

Please Review the Following Department Memo: Sign Language Interpreter Licensure Memo

Last updated: 5/7/2019